Monday, October 29, 2007

Man On The Street Poll: East Liberty Soup Kitchen


Alphabet Soup Jumbled, Ds and Rs Swap Places


Twelve volunteer workers were polled at an East Liberty Presbyterian Church soup kitchen this morning. Of the 12 polled, 9 Democrats were voting for DeSantis (75%) and 3 Republicans were voting for Ravenstahl (25%). Which begs the question: Who is the real ‘Lil Bush’ anyway?

The details:

Ravenstahl Supporters
- Volunteer 1: 60-ish Female, Republican. Reason for vote: “I think Bush is a very intelligent man and Luke is intelligent also.”
- Volunteer 2: 20-ish Female, Republican. Reason for vote: “Luke is very intelligent. He got good grades in college.”
- Volunteer 3: 20-ish Female, Republican. Reason for vote: “Luke is young and will take us in a good direction.”

DeSantis Supporters:
- Volunteer 4: 50-ish Male, Democrat. Reason for vote: “Luke is just plain stupid. That boy is going down!”
- Volunteer 5: 50-ish Female, Democrat. Reason for vote: “Luke is immature and too young.”
- Volunteer 6: 40-ish Male, Democrat. Reason for vote: “I agree. Luke is too young.”
- Volunteer 7: 20-ish Female, Democrat. Reason for vote: “[Luke’s] stupid!”
- Volunteer 8: 30-ish Female, Democrat. Reason for vote: “Luke is dishonest. He lied about the SUV and that was the final blow for me.”
- Volunteer 9: 30-ish Female, Democrat. Reason for vote: “Luke would ruin Pittsburgh.”
- Volunteer 10: 40-ish Male, Democrat. Reason for vote: “I hate [Luke]!”
- Volunteer 11: 50-ish Female, Democrat. Reason for vote: “Luke is a horse’s ass!”
- Volunteer 12: 30-ish Male, Democrat. Reason for vote: “Luke is a f*cker.”

4 comments:

Chad said...

Keep 'em coming, Char!

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your poll.

The Bag of Health and Politics said...

Focus groups--if you do a broad enough sample of them--actually are scientific. But you'd probably need to do 10-15 more of them to have an accurate sample.

Also, assuming you have a voter list, it really isn't that expensive to do a poll. Just have the computer randomly select numbers, and dial 1,000 people hoping to get 400 responses. Once you do that, it's a valid sample. One could be done on the cheap, which is why I'm surprised that nobody has done one.

Char said...

I think "somebody" is so certain he is going to win, all this campaign stuff is just a horrible bother and certainly not a place he'd care to waste his money.

Although I did hear him on Honsberger today saying he had done some recent polls but was unwilling to share the numbers.

Whether that is true or not ....?